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SXSW brings together artists in Austin

Zoe Roush
April 1, 2010
Filed under Entertainment

     With over 80 stages, 150 trade show exhibitors and about 300 different films, this year’s South by Southwest music and film festival was a must-attend event this past spring break. Over 2,000 bands and musicians performed and many different speakers shared their views on how to make it in...

Facebook changes security settings and options

Zoe Roush
February 19, 2010
Filed under Entertainment

      The social networking site, Facebook has recently gone through some drastic privacy changes. As of December 9, Facebook made an attempt to simplify their privacy settings in order to give the users more control of their page. Users can now block information from certain people, allowing specific...

The good, the bad and the ugly of TV

Kelly Gallagher
February 19, 2010
Filed under Entertainment

     Television has evolved tremendously over the years. We’ve gone from good wholesome family entertainment to raunchy, violent and shocking TV. Looking back, shows like the Brady Bunch seem cheesy and would never stay on the air today. But why is it that some of the worst television shows ar...

Stupid criminals of 2009

Eric Van Allen
February 19, 2010
Filed under Entertainment

     The national economic recession over the past few years has hit many Americans in a place where it hurts: their wallets. Homeless and unemployment rates are on the rise and may continue to rise into the coming years. And as the old saying goes, desperate times call for desperate measures. Some...

Music in the halls

Beth Rozacky
November 19, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

     A strange phenomenon is occurring in CPHS. Guitar riffs, drum beats, and lyrics have begun floating through the PA system between classes. During the past few weeks, music has been wafting down the hallways of the high school. Don’t worry, it’s not the ceiling trying to serenade you, the...

Broadway comes to Austin

Amanda Weston
October 22, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

          Austin citizens and Cedar Park students got a taste of Broadway this year by seeing one of the many traveling shows performed at Bass Concert Hall. This was the first year that the hall featured performances after a $14.7 million renovation. Improvements to the 3,000 seat theatre...

A microcosm of your facebook friends

Beth Rozacky
October 22, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

     Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple years, you’ve probably heard of a little web site called Facebook. A vast majority of the web-literate populace may even have a modest profile somewhere in the midst of the great worldwide web. In constructing your own slice of web...

The evolution of social networking

Nathan Smith
October 22, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

     Centuries ago, when the first pockets of human civilization were learning to communicate, they would use symbols, hand movements and sounds to get their messages across -- and these conversations were simple, at best.  It wasn’t until much later that these vague messages became actual words...

Featured CPHS Artist-Soul Discharge

Natalie Herzig
October 22, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

What kind of music do you make? JORDAN: We sound kind of like a big pot of sloppy, poppy, atmospheric, punk-jangle with whiney vocals. How did you get your start? JORDAN: I met Joe, the bassist, in 6th grade and I decided to be his drummer before I even had a drum set. However, it wasn’t ...

City awaits annual Austin film festival

Amberly Tabor
October 22, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

     Every year in October, film fanatics, movie buffs, famous actors and actresses, and average students from around the country come together in Austin to sit around and watch movies. The inspirational experiences shared during this time leave lasting impressions on the film industry, and motivate...

Disney corporation buys out marvel comics

Eric Van Allen
October 22, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

     In a surprise move at the end of August, the Walt Disney Company announced that it was going to buy one of the largest comic distributors in the world, Marvel Comics. At $4 billion, the company will be sold for full asking price. Because of this, Disney now owns the rights to many superhero...

Movie review: 9

Nathan Smith
October 22, 2009
Filed under Entertainment

     Shane Acker’s highly anticipated CGI animated movie, 9, hit theaters September 9, with the promise that it was “not your little brother’s animated movie.”  Early into its release 9 has already grossed roughly 19 million dollars worth of revenue.  At first glance, this would seem l...

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